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CULINARY & WALKING TOURS in ITALY

CALENDAR 2017

Join one of our small group departures, or book that private family get together that you've thought about for so long.

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Our prices are guaranteed in US dollars.  Once you book your tour, the price is guaranteed so you are protected from exchange rate fluctuations.

 

 

2017   Tour  Calendar

E-mail us if you are interested in a private tour: info@italian-connection.com

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January 18-23: Costa Rica Experience A new way to travel - independent yet guided! Explore the most remote and wildlife-rich area of Costa Rica on this new tour packed with memorable experiences in the biologically intense Corcovado Park.  Track tapirs, anteaters, monkeys, sloth, and the elusive puma on a jungle trek, snorkel with white-tipped sharks and vividly-colored fish, and as darkness falls, we’ll get out our headlamps and meet up with fascinating creatures of the night.  A true getaway that features a comfortable lodge with excellent food based on Costa Rican ingredients with an Italian flair, picnics on the beach, and fresh fruit smoothies and ice-cold beer to quench your thirst.  This action-packed tour is suitable for most fitness levels. Excursions are with the best expert bilingual guides on site. From $2090 per person in high season, includes accommodation in a boutique lodge with ocean view, all meals, 3 guided excursions with bilingual experts, and airport transfers. Book this now and escape the winter into an adventure wonderland! Choose your dates for this 6 day tour – we can offer suggestions to extend your stay if you want a longer holiday. Email us to see if your dates are available: info@italian-connection.com

March 17-22: Sicily Experience - Special Departure, San Giuseppe Festival $3895. Explore the idyllic countryside in Eastern Sicily on foot, and participate in the exciting activities during the Festival of San Giuseppe.  Bid on a wild variety of edible items during the San Giuseppe food auction, including fanciful breads, huge hunks of cheese, wild asparagus, and the occasional live chicken.  Visit a selection of private homes with astonishing displays of homemade sweets in honor of the saint, and admire the Baroque architecture in Ragusa, and Greek ruins in Syracuse.  An exciting and fun introduction to Sicily, from the folks who live there!  For further details, e-mail us: info@italian-connection.com

April 3-11:  Splendors of Sicily Walking Tour $5680. Travel around the island enjoying beautiful varied walks, archeological sites, fascinating towns, and great food and wine, while staying in Sicily's finest hotels. Enjoy dinner in a 2-star Michelin restaurant and meet the Chef. This award-winning tour was featured in National Geographic Traveler as one of "50 Tours of a Lifetime."   This is during the stunning wildflower season, too!  Special offer on this tour-Just a few spaces left! Email for details: info@italian-connection.com

May 7-14: Aeolian Islands Walking Tour $4880.  The Aeolian Islands off the northeast coast of Sicily offer a wonderful variety of walks, and each island has its own personality.  Drift past bright hibiscus flowers and a tangle of caper plants on the greenest island of Salina, or watch the natural fireworks spurting from the Stromboli volcano, and hike to a prehistoric site on the tiny island of Filicudi.  

May 19-24:  Cinque Terre & Beyond Walking Tour $4980 See much more than just the Cinque Terre on this walking tour that includes sculptors working in marble from the gleaming white quarries, off the beaten track walks to places where Italians hang out, a peaceful walk to yacht-filled Portofino, and relaxing at a fine boutique hotel.

May 26-31: Tuscany Hilltowns Walking Tour $4880 Boutique hotels, classic landscape, great food and top wines. We lived here for 17 years - Meet our friends, comb a cashmere goat and dine in a private home. The insider tour of Tuscany that no one else can duplicate!              

June 12-25: Umbria & the Marvelous Marche NEW! Charming villages, spectacular wildflowers, and undiscovered territory greet the traveler on this 2-week tour, which can be halved to 7 days in Umbria and 7 days in the Marche if you prefer a shorter trip.  Email us for details:  info@italian-connection.com

July 5-11: Wildflowers in the Dolomites Walking & Hiking Tour $4980. Enjoy alpine splendor and rustic mountaintop lunches during the spectacular wildflower season, while walking in 3 different valleys. Stay at the Rosalpina, the Dolomite's finest hotel!

July 11-15: Dolomites High Routes Hike Price varies depending upon chosen accommodation: 3-star hotel $3780.  4-star hotel $4280. 5-star hotel w/spa $4780. Splendid high-level walks with spectacular views for the fit walker, based in Cortina.

Sept 4-11: Puglia Walk $4880   Explore delightful white-washed towns, follow a trail lined with wild cyclamens, walk by the turquoise sea, shape orecchiette pasta, dine divinely, meet our passionate local friends on the trail and at the lunch table, hang out at the fish market or cool art studios. Special offer on this tour- Email us for details: info@italian-connection.com

Sept 25-30: Tuscany Hilltowns Walking Tour $4880. Grape Harvest time! Boutique hotels, classic landscape, great food and top wines. We lived here for 17 years - Meet our friends, comb a cashmere goat and dine in a private home. The insider tour of Tuscany that no one else can duplicate!

Oct 9-17: Splendors of Sicily Walking Tour $5680 Travel around the island enjoying beautiful varied walks, archeological sites, fascinating towns, and great food and wine, while staying in Sicily's finest hotels.  Enjoy dinner in a 2-star Michelin restaurant and meet the Chef. This award-winning tour was featured in National Geographic Traveler as one of "50 Tours of a Lifetime."  

Oct 28-Nov 4: Two Continents Culinary & Cultural Tour - Sicily to Istanbul $4580. Compare the fascinating Byzantine and Roman sites of Sicily and Istanbul, taste the inventive street food of Palermo, tiptoe shoeless through a grand mosque, cross over to Asia to an astounding market and a Turkish culinary tour with a local guide.

Nov 2017 and Jan 2018: Cuba Experience - Music, Dance, Nature and Cultural Encounters.  It’s now easier than ever to get to Cuba, so join us as we introduce you to our Cuban friends and immerse you in Cuban culture.  E-mail us for details:  info@italian-connection.com

Don't see the dates you want? We often add tours during the course of the year, so email us with your preferred dates and trip and we'll see what we can do!

info@italian-connection.com

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E-mail us to book your perfect private tour in Italy or join one of our friendly small groups.

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